Sunday, May 17, 2009
Cookeville police answer dozens of calls every month about shoplifting in stores around town, but the one they got Sunday was a bit unusual. Officials at Lowe's say a man ran out of their store about five o'clock carrying a brand new Husqvarna weed eater with him. They gave chase, but were not able to catch the thief. Police say many shoplifters go for items that can be concealed under their clothes or hidden among items they have actually purchased. The shoplifter on Sunday apparently chose to grab and run. The suspect was described as a white male, with brown hair, wearing a striped pullover shirt and jeans. If you see someone fitting that description, you may want to call the police department ... or just not take him up on the offer of a like-new weedeater at a good price.